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Some Rix Family Chronicles
20th Century
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Extent:ff 123; f 1 - 123
Dimensions:253 mm x 206 mm x 10 mm
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Typewritten draft of 'Some Rix Family Chronicles based on the papers of S.W. Rix and Rev.Wilton Edwin Rix 1957'' and written by the later Rix. Bound into a blue hardback book. Pasted inside the front cover is a photograph of the Rev Wilton Edwin Rix (1881 - 1958). The work organised into 38 chapters and includes an introduction and two indexes. Title page includes text 'For Private Circulation Only' and [John Creasy's] annotation 'N.B. These chronicles are on occasion very inacuarate as to facts.'

Rix records of his effort in the introduction 'I find I am only writing an account of my life from childhood up to my entering the Christian Ministry. I have gone back into letters and papers which my great-uncle, Samuel Wilton Rix, the antiquarian of Beccles has already edited, and I have allowed my imagination to work upon these, and upon certain of my own experiences. The papers here presented have given me pleasure by intensifying my knowledge of what went on in the middle class life of London or Staffordshire or Liverpool'

Throughout the work reflections on family history and genealogy are prevalent, chapter titles include: 'Uncle Herbert'; 'Discovery of My Ancestors'; 'Joseph Parker of Stoke Newington'; 'The Brighton Branch'; 'On the Name of Rix or Rixe'... the work also relects on the author's education, religious beliefs and ministry.

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Annotated typescript bound in blue hardback cover.
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